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Old 03-02-2003, 02:28 AM
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I bought this airplane from a widow who did not know what kind it was. I had to replace the fin and rudder so it has to be rebalanced. The problem is that I have no idea where the balance point is! This plane has an all plastic body and foam core wings. It also had wheel pants but I took them off due to the grass field. The most distiguishing thing is the ledt front door opens and the servos and reciever are there. If anyone has any idea what kind of airplane this is and the balance point is could you let me know? Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-02-2003, 02:30 AM
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Looks like a 152 Aerobat, but the name of the company is just past my memory. Balance at 25-30% or so to start.
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Old 03-02-2003, 02:38 AM
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This airplane also has a side mounted engine which seems odd for a trainer. It had a skysport 6 and a O.S 46 LA for $50!
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Thanks Flyfalcons. I am still sort of new to the hobby. I have only been flying for about a year. Does anyone have the exact cg or know the name of the company that made this plane?
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Just measure the cord of the wing and set your CG at 30% of the cord, that will give you good start.
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Originally posted by Aranel
This airplane also has a side mounted engine which seems odd for a trainer. It had a skysport 6 and a O.S 46 LA for $50!
want your money back?
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Is that a Flight Craft series, I think they came out with the idea of putting the radio gear through the door. I believe the tail feathers are a fiber board.
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I think Bob is right, Flightcraft. I don't know if they are still around, you may want to try and do a search. I believe they only made .40 size aircraft, and all with ABS fuses.

My guess is the CG should be about 3 1/8" to 3 1/4" from the leading edge at the fuse sides.

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Thanks a bunch for the info on this plane. The tail is indeed fiberboard. I build a new balsa tail for it though. I will run a search on Flightcraft and see if I can find out anything more on it. Does anyone know if these planes flew well? Again thanks a bunch.

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Flightcraft went out of bussiness a couple of years ago. The planes are heavy, fly heavy, and preform overall poorly.

You got your moneys worth, and there are a few people who actually liked them, and belive it or not still want them. Some kind of romantic thing about their "first plane" or something.

Fly it, set the cg on the spar, or where a spar would be, make your own conclusions, then sell it. You'll prob. break even and get to keep the radio and engine for free.

I had a couple, buried one and sold the other...

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Thanks for the imput, Mike. I will see if it will fly if winter ever ends here! And thanks to everyone who helped out.

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The planes are heavy, fly heavy, and preform overall poorly.
I've had the Flightcraft Solo and the Arrow and I had no problems with them whatsoever. I flew both with an OS 35 and they were great performers. The trainer was somewhat aerobatic and the Arrow was very aerobatic. It wasn't a 3D model by any streatch of the imagination. Perhaps one persons idea of a good flyer is another persons idea of a bad one.

IMHO The Flightcraft line was a very good series of model aircraft and they also had excellent customer service.

The one in the pictures looks like the 152 Aerobat.
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I kinda thought I'd be hearing from you on this one, Mike.
Just like on the "worst flying plane" thread...a Joss Stick was mentioned.
Different strokes.....
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I guess as far as your concerned, I just like crap.

You know, I really didn't like the way my Joss Stick flew either so I sold it.

I guess I better watch myself ... you're wearing a helmet and I'm bear headed.
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